Not a surprise when you figure they're both from Chicago. But a surprise when you remember that the Trib has *never* endorsed a Democrat for president, and only twice dating back to Lincoln endorsed a candidate other than the GOP nominee.
Powell doesn't want to run. Gulianni would probably be a brilliant move if he's interested, but I don't know how much 9/11 Goodwill will be left by fall of 2008. And I don't think Hillary could win if she ran.